Featured Auralex® Dealer Installation – August, 2014
Our featured Auralex dealer installation this month is submitted by the audiovisual integration firm, National Audio Technology & Electronics Company (NATECO) of Holly Hill, Florida. The Tomoka Christian Church, located in Ormond Beach, Florida, recently received an impressive audiovisual and lighting integration project in the church’s new 60,000 square foot facility facilitated by NATECO co-founder Nate Mudge, who acted as project supervisor; NATECO Lead Installer Dave Cates and Shane Stanton, the church’s technical director.
A total of 50 Auralex ProPanels™ cover the back and side walls of the sanctuary, but the panel layout and design didn’t occur until very late in the project, posing a challenge to the integrator. After the sanctuary was painted, the integrator learned it would be impossible to hang the panels where the original design drawings had placed them. NATECO coordinated with Auralex to reshoot the digital response of the room with a new panel placement. “There was a lot of collaboration, calibration and then re-calibration,” Cates says.
Several 4’x8’ ProPanels cover the side walls of the sanctuary, with 12 more panels across the back wall. Multiple 4’x4’ and 8’x8’ ProPanels hang on the wall directly above the front-of-house position. In addition to providing sound dampening, the ProPanels also serve as accent points to achieve the right aesthetic. Cates said, “When the interior decorator realized she could decorate with the ProPanels by choosing the colors she wanted, it helped ensure that the acoustical treatments did not get cut from the budget. They became a design feature.”